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How One Guy's Footage Ended Up In A Hollywood Film!

Dylan Higginbotham over at (a really killer site for Final Cut Pro video effects) recently told me a wild tale of how a little bit of footage he shot ended with friends up being used in a Hollywood film. It's such a cool (true) story I asked Dylan to share it with you guys here! Enjoy!

176 FREE Premiere Pro Effects & Plugins! The Ultimate Freebie List.

In this article we are going to share over 150 FREE Adobe Premiere Pro plugins and effects that we reckon are pretty darn amazing!

As editors we all need tools up our sleeve to help us achieve our desired edits faster and more efficiently. We also need to be pushed and stimulated creatively. The free Premiere Pro plugins and effects we have curated in this list will do both of these things. 

Read more here.

How to put a dollar sign on your freelance work (and come out on top!)

Deciding on what to charge clients for your freelance video editing work can be pretty intimidating.

If this sounds like a problem that’s currently plaguing you, whether you’re just starting out in the industry, or looking to review your pricing, we’ve created these helpful hints that should make your decision process a whole lot easier and comfortable.

Read more here!

50 Free Plugins for Final Cut Pro X - The ultimate FREE Plugin list for FCPX

In this article we are going to share over 50 FREE Final Cut Pro X plugins that we reckon are pretty darn awesome!

One of the areas where Final Cut Pro trumps its competition is the plugin universe it nurtured around FCPX. The amount of talented plugin creators that are out there making plugins, effects, templates and transitions for Apples industry leading editing platform is pretty epic.

With so many fantastic companies and individuals making such brilliant plugins, the video editing landscape has never looked healthier or more creative. Things that used to take hours and had to be built up over layers and layers (and layers) are now as simple as drag…and…drop.

Read more here!

The 3 best Mirrorless cameras for shooting video. I personally LOVE number 2!

It's been many years since Nikon and Canon revolutionised the videographer market with the D90 and 5D respectively; 2 DSLR cameras that shot flawless HD video. It wasn't long at all before all many DSLR manufacturers were following suit. 

Well now the DSLR industry is once again being revolutionised, only this time the revolution is being led by mirrorless cameras.

Read more here!

5 tips to becoming a pro at Color Correction. Tip 4 is the easiest!

Any good video editor will know how imperative color correction is to making your project pop. 

However...if you’ve just read that and your mind is frantically screaming “What? How imperative?!”, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

In this post we’ll be covering our top 5 tips on how you can be a pro at color correction in no time!

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Improve your work quality and speed in 5 easy steps

For video editors to really stand out from the rest in today’s competitive world, there are a couple of strategies to help pick up your game and prove your worth.
If your craft is your currency, then now’s the time to invest!

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11 video editing mistakes that are embarrassing you right now.

Mistakes are a fundamental part of human nature, we all make them, and in many circumstances they need to be made in order to grow and develop. However, mistakes can also be costly, both in business revenue and time. 

Read on to find out what mistakes you may be making with your videos.

5 totally free stock smoke videos you need to get your hands on!

We've trawled the internet stratosphere looking for a handful of the best smoke videos that you can add to your editing arsenal today! These are GREAT for using as backgrounds for titles, compositing over other footage and implementing with light leaks for truly unique looks!

Plus, see the end of the post for an example of looks you can achieve when mixing smoke footage with our light leak collections!


Did the free light leaks this Christmas leave you wanting MORE?

Hi Light Leak Lovers,

Now that we've wrapped up our "25 Days of Christmas" campaign (which are still downloadable here!) we're thinking you might have free light leak withdrawals! (Yes that is a real medical condition!).

So, to tie you over we're here to remind you about our other free collection.

7 Tips for Building a YouTube Audience and Getting More Views

Whether you’re promoting your own brand, starting a business, or just want to share some funny videos, here are 7 tips for building a great YouTube channel and, ultimately, getting more views.

Read more here.

Announcing "25 Days of Christmas" - 1 FREE light leak each day!

25 days. 25 free light leaks. 1 Awesome Christmas. This holiday season we're is giving away 1 free light leak every day for 25 days leading up to Christmas.
This is our way of saying thanks for such a magical year!
Read on to find out how you can get a Christmas full of free light leaks!

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